NAIAS 2013: Mercedes-Benz launches redesigned 2014 E-Class

NAIAS 2013: Mercedes-Benz launches redesigned 2014 E-Class image

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Luxury, refined

Making waves at the 2013 North American International Auto Show is Mercedes-Benz, as they revealed the revised 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

At the Detroit the German luxury car manufacturer presented a fully-updated E-Class line consisting of saloon, estate, coupe and cabriolet versions along with the new, high-performance E 63 AMG. These five new models from Stuttgart are the first of many for this year and demonstrate the commitment of Mercedes-Benz to bringing innovative, quality products to the United States; it's largest single market.

"In 2012, we sold more than 274,000 cars in the U.S. and thus achieved a new sales record for Mercedes-Benz. Because we are bringing so many new models to market in 2013 - the new E-Class line, the new CLA-Class and the new S-Class - we anticipate that sales will again increase in 2013,” said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

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The new 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with a long list of key improvements, focusing from design to safety and everything else in between.

The exterior of the new E-Class showcases all-new headlamps and an all-new front fascia. For the first time, the E-Class is available with two different front-end designs (similar to the C-Class models with Avantgarde, Elegance, etc.). The standard version gets a three-louvre look and star on the hood, while the other has a larger emblem within the grille.

Many new safety and assistance features from the future S-Class models will be made available; 11 overall. Consolidated in a system called “Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive”, all the systems combine to create a safer drive all around including -among many others- Active Lane Keeping Assist.

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Further significant improvements to the new E-Class family are seen in regards to efficiency and fuel economy. Among the highlights are new, powerful BlueDIRECT four-cylinder petrol engines with direct injection. The E-Class will get six different and efficient petrol and diesel versions. Output of the petrol engines ranges from 184 PS to 408 PS, while diesel variants start at 136 PS to 265 PS.

Alongside the standard models, the Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG was also officially launched. The new high performance E-Class will deliver upwards of 585 PS and upwards of 800 Nm of torque. All the power and torque will be sent to all wheels via AMG's new 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.